Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist

Dr Vicki

Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist


I am a Registered Psychologist (New Zealand) with over 30 years experience in working with a variety of clients from many different Nationalities and Ethnicities primarily using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Data-Driven approaches that provide results for individuals. Sensitivity in working with people experiencing Anxiety/Depression, Emotional Disturbance, Compulsive Gambling, Problematic Alcohol Use, Relationship Issues, Grief and Trust Issues and other conditions. My charge-out rate is $172.50 incl GST (NZD) and my first session with clients is always two hours ($345 incl GST NZD) allowing for comprehensive assessment and clinical interview. I look forward to working with you to obtain a clinically meaningful result.

Practice Details
Session Fee
$103 - $210 USD
$156 - $318 AUD $141 - $287 CAD €96 - €195 EUR ₹8588 - ₹17510 INR $171 - $349 NZD £82 - £167 GBP ₴4073 - ₴8304 UAH $103 - $210 USD
Therapy Format
Individuals, Couples, Families and Group
Adolescents (14 to 19), Adults (20 to 64) and Seniors (65+)
Men, Women, Transgender and Non-Binary
Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Nonreligious
Hetero, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and LGBTQ+
Bisexual Allied, Blind Allied, Deaf Allied, Gay Allied, Queer Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Sex Worker Allied, Single Mother, Transgender Allied, Body Positivity and Veterans
Accepting clients
Online and In-person
Free Initial Consultation
Work & Education
Years in Practice
30 years
  • University of Canterbury in 1997
  • Registered Psychologist - 17 Mauger Drive Heathcote Valley Christchurch 8022 New Zealand (1997 - 2023)
License and State
NZ 90-01751
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
Cognitive Processing (CPT)
Compassion Focused
Culturally Sensitive
Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
Emotionally Focused
Exposure Response Prevention
Family / Marital
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Motivational Interviewing
Positive Psychology
Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Supportive Psychotherapy
Trauma Focused
Alcohol Use
Anger Management
Behavioral Issues
Career Counseling
Communication Skills
Coping Skills
Dialectical Behavior
Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict
Insight Oriented
Life Coaching
Marital and Premarital
Men's Issues
Mood Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Peer Relationships
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Trauma and PTSD
Wellness Mindfulness Resiliency training
Women's Issues
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